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Costume Studies: Finding Images/Videos

This guide you will be introduced to Books, Journals and videos available from Bobst in the area of Costume Studies

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Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.

NYU Libraries' online catalog.

Finding images in BobCat

To find images within books in BobCat go to the search box and click on advanced. Then enter the topic in the first box limited to Anywhere in the Record. In the second box enter either illus. or ill. (for illustrations) or Plates or col. (for color plates) or ports. (portrait) also Anywhere in the Record.

Printing. Photocoping and Scanning Images



    • Self-service copiers are located throughout Bobst Library and payable by copy card or Campus Cash.
    • Two-sided copying is available at all black & white copiers.
    • Copier locations:
      • Black & White: Floors 1-9, LL2
      • Color: Floors 3 & 9
    • Report any problems with the photocopiers to 718-237-0060, or to the nearest service desk, and please give the machine ID#.
    • Fales Library, Tamiment Library, and University Archives provide separate photocopier services for archival material.

    Microform Printing

    • Some microform readers also provide scanning and digital delivery options.
    • Printing from microformats is available in the Microform Center (Lower Level 2).  Microformat printing is payable by Campus Cash or copy card.
    • Visit the Microform Center (LL2) for more information.

    Copy Cards/Campus Cash

    • Campus Cash (NYU Card) and copy cards are accepted for payment with printing and photocopying.
    • Library users can add money to their NYUCard (Campus Cash) or purchase a visitor copy card at Value Transfer Stations (VTS) located on floors 1, 5 and Lower Levels 1 & 2. A one-time $.80 card fee is charged for the visitor copy card.
    • Report any problems with the VTS to NYUCard Services at 212-993-2273 or the nearest service desk.
    • Departmental copy cards are available. Contact NYUCard Services to set up your departmental account.


    • Scanners are located on floors LL-2, 4, 5, 8 & 9 and in the Library Computer Center (Lower Level 1) for smaller scanning projects (8 ½ x 14 flatbed scanning).
    • For advanced imaging projects, use The Digital Studio (5th floor)


        Explore 674,311 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections.

        Selected Digital Image Sites

        Researchers and designers often require a broad range of historical visual images. Below are some resources that serve as good starting places, though many of them are more focused on fine arts (rather than film stills and documentation).

        Videos online

        Avery Fisher Center

        Finding Images

        The New School University Picture Collection